A startling expose of Britain's most valuable asset - its land. Kevin Cahill's investigations reveal how the 6000 or so landowners -mostly aristocrats, but also large institutions and the Crown - own about 40 million acres, more than half the country, and have maintained their grip on the land right throughout the 20th century. The book argues that our present system of landownership is of material detriment to the vast majority of homeowners in the UK, imposing a land tax on homeowners while many of the wealthiest landowners in the country pay no rates and actually receive money in the form of grants and subsidies for owning land. Cahill's arguments are supported with 80 pages of tables, maps and statistics.
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Kevin Cahill is a former army officer who has worked at the House of Commons, the House of Lords and the European Parliament as an advisor and researcher. He is the author of books on business, trade and politics, and researched the original Sunday Times Rich List.
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Book Description Canongate Pub Ltd, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110862419123
Book Description Canongate Books Ltd, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0862419123